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Urban Futures in the Age of Unsettlement

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Publication year: 2011
Source: Futures, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 28 January 2011

Tony, Fry

Rather than appealing to the agency of community and the received discourse of sustainability, this paper offers a critical perspective on both concepts. It puts forward a contextually dynamic view of urban futures–presented at a moment when the continuity of human settlement in its current forms appears as increasingly problematic. Against this backdrop, both community and urban futures are rethought and brought into relation with (i) the emergent discourse of ‘sustainment’ (named as a moment, project and process); and, (ii) the rise of ‘redirective practice’. Overall, the argument and ideas presented seek to reframe how the fate of the city,...

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